For some, the thought of a new Indiana Jones adventure fills them with dread. However, for some (like myself) it’ll be the return of an old friend.
Well, according to Harrison Ford it would appear that Indy 5 is one step closer to having him cracking his whip once more.
The star has revealed that he, George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg have agreed on an idea for Indy’s fifth adventure and that the ball is now in Lucas' court to develop the plot.
While in the UK promoting his new film Extraordinary Measures, the iconic action star said the following to the BBC:
"Steven and George and I are sort of agreed on a germ of an idea and we're seeing what comes of it."
He went on to talk about how the process for getting a script (that satisfies the trio) works:
"We come to some basic agreement and then George goes away for a long time and works on it. Then Steven and I get it in some form, some embryonic form. Then if we like it we start working with George on it and at some point down the line it's ready and we do it."
Sadly, Ford doesn’t go into any specific plot details.
It’ll be interesting to see how long this process takes; It took almost 20 years for Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to make it to the big screen! Ford, Lucas and Spielberg aren’t getting any younger. Ford is now 67 years old and while I felt that he believably kicked ass in Crystal Skull, I don’t think that he’ll be able to do the same in another 20 years. Having said that, rising star Shia LaBeouf will only be in his forties by then. Just thinking aloud.
I’m sure that there’s enough of you who want to say that Ford should hang up the Fedora for good and that his days as a reliable A-list star are past him.
I’ll just say – roll on Indy 5 and await your backlash!